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Afternoon Tea

150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
+44 20 7493 8181
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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07:00 - 11:00All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excuse the pun but i did not think this would be my cup of tea, but i must say i did enjoy it and can see why it is so popular, from moment you enter you are treated like royalty by the impressively polite and...More

Thank samsdad84
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had afternoon tea at the Ritz, it was sensational from start to finish! We arrived early and were seated straight away! We had pre told the restaurant of some dietary requirements, which they questioned with us as soon as we got there! The sandwiches, cakes,...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my mum for afternoon tea as a gift for her birthday. Upon walking in we were treated to live music, a lovely lady singing classical songs, and exquite scenery. My mum is a vegetarian and they catered for her dietary needs adequately. The...More

Thank xxxdeedee84xxx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for birthday celebration afternoon tea at the Ritz. Splendid setting for sumptuous afternoon tea. Talented piano player in the background who set just the right ambience. Wonderful selection of teas - tried a Roiboos, mint and chocolate tea. Daughter and husband wanted hot chocolate,...More

1  Thank Brinda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was very busy when we were there for afternoon tea. The waiters are professionals and friendly.

1  Thank Yenaki
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a long standing friend for afternoon tea at 7:30pm after a day spent wandering round the State rooms of Buckingham Palace and the Queen's Gallery. As a combination these activities have certain things in common! Magnificent, even opulent surroundings of course. The Palm...More

Thank AndyMac1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had afternoon tea at the Ritz for a table for 2 on Monday at 5:30pm. The dining area was a little smaller than expected from the pictures online.The scones, pastries and sandwiches were great, and were replenished when we were done with them (or...More

Thank Vivian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience if very expensive. Eat as much as you can. Excellent service everyone is treated like royalty. The building is spectacular.

Thank colrub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First class service, sandwich's excellent, scones and pastries were even better I have never seen so many teas on offer,could recommend this to anybody as a pleasant experience.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surroundings beautiful, staff friendly and efficient.........Food ....oh dear, the choice and actual tea was excellent but the sandwiches, scones and cakes could have been bought from the local supermarket....!! On the whole very disappointing.......!!

Thank Annie L
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Sarah H
24 July 2017|
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Response from doug c | Reviewed this property |
Yea smart casual. just not jeans and T shirt. the kids that we saw wear wearing smart casual so I'm guessing the Ritz is more relaxed when it comes to kids
4 July 2017|
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Response from RegL88 | Reviewed this property |
The Ritz is very traditional and over priced for what it is. Nice to go once for the atmosphere and traditional English afternoon tea. My opinion is at that age, they are too young to appreciate it. You would be better off... More
2 June 2017|
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Response from Jacki51 | Reviewed this property |
The dress code stipulates, no trainers, no jeans or sportswear. As gentleman have to wear a jacket and tie, it is a nice excuse to dress up too. Personally I wore open toed shoes with a kitten heel. As toe poster sandals... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$65 - US$100
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Piccadilly | The Ritz Hotel London, London W1J 9BR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7493 8181
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  • This restaurant is at The Ritz London
A British institution in itself, Tea at The Ritz is proud to be a member of the Tea Council's prestigious Tea Guild. Served in the spectacular Palm Court, a choice of several varieties of tea, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream and a range of delicate pastries, combine to make for an unforgettable afternoon. The luxurious and graceful setting of The Ritz Palm Court is legendary and this is most certainly an opportunity that must be experienced, whether you are visiting London or already live there. Reflecting the elegant nature of the hotel's architecture The Ritz London has a dress code in different areas of the hotel as follows: Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie for afternoon tea in The Palm Court and for lunch and dinner in The Ritz Restaurant. In all other areas of the hotel (The Ritz Restaurant breakfast service, The Rivoli Bar, The Long Gallery) and The Ritz Club, smart casual attire is suitable. Please note that trainers or sportswear are not permitted in any of the hotel or Club's restaurants or bars.
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